!Discyphus scopulariae (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1919

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Plant and Inflorescence

Plant Photos by A. V. Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil. and His 'Orchids of the Restinga area of Bahia, Brazil', Website

Full shadeHot Warm Summer

Common Name The Branching Discyphus

Flower Size .1" [3mm]

Found in Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela and Brazil in rain forests in deep shade at elevations around 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a slender, densely pubescent stem with 1 to 2 sheaths carrying a single, basal, flat to the ground, rounded, short acuminate, basally deeply cordate, shortly petiolate base leaf that is almost perfectly circular and blooms in the summer on an erect, densely shortly pubescent, to 12" [30 cm] long, strict, laxly few to many successively flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, rather densely pubescent floral bracts.

Synonyms Dikylikostigma preussii Kraenzl. 1919; Discyphus scopulariae var. longiauriculata Szlach. 1992; Gyrostachys scopulariae (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Spiranthes scopulariae Rchb.f. 1854

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853 as Spiranthes scopulariae; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as Spiranthes scopulariae; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as Spiranthes scopulariae; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 quinta parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dung 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 6 321 - 384 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1975; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 genus only Appendix 1; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 3 Orchidoideae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rassmusen 2003 drawing good;